Cricket

Mathews to lead SL at ICC Champions Trophy

2017-04-24 12:05
Angelo Mathews (Getty Images)

Colombo - Angelo Mathews will return as Sri Lanka skipper for the ICC Champions Trophy after missing the ODI series against South Africa, the tour of Australia and the home series against Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday announced a 15-member squad led by Mathews, who cut short his tour of South Africa after twisting his ankle in January.

"I am 100 percent fit now and I also hope to be able to bowl," said the all-rounder who will turn 30 on June 2, a day after the ODI tournament begins in England.

He said he was "very happy" with the squad chosen for the tournament and hopeful of making a good impression.

"I have got the best squad." he said.

"We can do well with this team. I am very happy. I have a lot of confidence. We have an opportunity to bring an ICC trophy to Sri Lanka."

Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said Lasith Malinga was also being inducted into the squad after nearly two years and was fully fit to play in England.

"All the other players will be able to benefit from Malinga's experience," Jayasuriya said.

"He has said in writing that he is fully fit to play."

Sri Lanka squad:

Angelo Mathews (captain), Upul Tharanga (vice-captain), Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Asela Gunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Nuwan Kulasekera, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan and Seekkuge Prasanna

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